Art provides local teen with his own voice

August 23, 2013
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Art provides local teen with his own voice

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER From the time Southington resident Daniel Gagnier was 12 years old, accomplishing tasks that involve the use of his fine motor skills and speech became difficult. At the age of eight, doctors diagnosed the teen with Rasmussen’s Encephalitis, a rare disease that involves constant seizures, loss of motor skills, and…

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Make it or break it for SCT

August 23, 2013
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER When local residents Amanda Savio and Heidi Bass-Lamberto are not taking care of their children at home or at work, they act, direct, or produce shows at Southington Community Theater. Heidi also serves as president for the non-profit organization while Amanda serves as the publicity chair for the group. Although…

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The Lady Knight volleyball team earns academic honors for 11th straight year

August 22, 2013
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The Lady Knight volleyball team earns academic honors for 11th straight year

LEXINGTON, KY—It might be the longest sports dynasty in the long history of Southington High School. It has spanned more than a decade. It has almost crossed generations. Girls basketball won four state titles in a row in the late 1980s, and the team rallied for six titles in eight years. Lady Knight gymnasts claimed…

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Fashion stylist maintains breakneck pace

August 22, 2013
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Fashion stylist maintains breakneck pace

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR No one could accuse fashion stylist Brad Goreski of being an idle sort. “I just had an Emmy sitting (with a client),” said Brad, calling from Los Angeles on Aug. 20 as he recounted his current agenda. But, don’t ask him who he is working with for the television awards…

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Back to school and back to wellness at Westfarms

August 21, 2013
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FARMINGTON, Conn. – Ready. Set. School! As summer winds down, and the kids head back to school, you can make back-to-school shopping an adventure for your kids. This year, take part in the “Ready. Set. School! Scavenger Hunt,” enjoying Wellness at Westfarms while having some fun. Parents and students, grades K-5, will have the chance…

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Local Businesses Receive Scam Calls

August 21, 2013
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Town Manager Garry Brumback has issued a warning from CL&P to businesses throughout the community.  Acording to CL&P, businesses in town have received phone calls, advising them to make a utility payment through the purchase of a “Green Dot” VISA card, which is not legitimate.  The company does not ask customers to buy prepaid cards. If…

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Hawks Landing launches girls golf league

August 21, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Dan LaPorte was excited when he saw more than 100 kids swarm into Hawks Landing Country Club in 2011 to register for the first year of the Hawks Landing Golf Little League. When it swelled to over 150 kids the next year, he noticed a small spike in the number…

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Middle schools ready for students during construction

August 20, 2013
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Middle schools ready for students during construction

By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The first phase of the middle school renovations has been completed, and now both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools are ready to start on time. Past environmental tests found traces of asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools. The remediation process was able to be…

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Flat Stanley inspires new children’s program at Southington Library

August 19, 2013
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Flat Stanley inspires new children’s program at Southington Library

By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The library has a new mascot: Mr. Bear—better known as “Flat Bear,” to the children who are members of the annual summer reading program. Dressed as a cowboy with a fanny pack, “Flat Bear” is a laminated library tool that children can check out for two weeks.  Cindy Wall, head…

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